Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry managed to stitch up the competition in the past five years, despite a short-lived recessionary slowdown. Disposable incomes are forecast to increase in the next five years, and the added benefit of a stronger overall economy and a falling unemployment rate will support greater revenue growth. However, the industry will continue to experience intense competition from alternative retailers such as department stores, mass merchandisers and online clothing stores... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
As a retail industry, children's and infants' clothing stores are heavily reliant on labour due to the increased focus on customer service and other daily store operations. While the use of technology has become increasingly important, the primary aspect of retailing is providing exceptional customer service. However, a large proportion of labour in this industry is employed on a part-time or casual basis, which causes employment to fluctuate throughout the year and peak during major holidays. In addition to customer service, employees also perform restocking, maintenance and inventory duties.
Capital expenditure comes in the form of cash registers, computers, software, and in-store shelving and display units... purchase to read more